What is Model United Nations?
Model United Nations (MUN) is an academic simulation of the actual United Nations. The FLHS MUN Team provides students the opportunity to learn about and debate global issues, improve their critical thinking and public speaking skills, better understand and practice diplomacy, all while simulating the committees, debates, and activities of the real United Nations.
What does a Model United Nations student do?
The FLHS MUN Team prepares for and attends MUN Conferences throughout the United States and internationally. At the conferences, the students act as delegates of their assigned country or historical figure and sit on simulated United Nations Committees to debate and resolve current international issues. To prepare for the conferences, students actively research, debate, problem-solve, and write proposals on world issues during practices.
How will Model United Nations benefit me?
The skills developed during MUN help the students prepare for college and careers. The students will gain unprecedented knowledge of world affairs. Public speaking, research, writing, critical thinking, problem-solving, diplomatic, and leadership skills are all things heavily recruited by premier colleges and universities. MUN can make students stand out to colleges and scholarship committees. The MUN experience also promotes cultural diversity and a deeper understanding of our interconnected, global society. The MUN Team is part of the FLHS Justice and Advocacy program and satisfies the J & A extracurricular requirement.
When does the Model United Nations Team meet?
The MUN Team meets every Thursday from 6:00-7:30 and occasionally on the three Mondays before competition from 6:00-7:30. All practices are held in the Library.
Are there any requirements to be a Model United Nations team member?
Students must be academically in good standing at FLHS, attend a minimum of 2/3’s of the practices, and attend at least two conferences per year. Additionally, students must prepare and submit a position paper (3-5 pages) before each conference they attend.
To see the FLHS MUN Team in action and keep up with current events, follow us or look at our 2022-2023 schedule below:
CRUMUN I: September 9th, 2023, from 9 am to 4 pm
BruinMUN: November 10th-12th, 2023
For more information or to join the team, please contact Alex Bagnara (firstname.lastname@example.org), Makayla Kosberg (email@example.com) or the Model UN Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.